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ANIBAL PINTO (1825–1884)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 629 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANIBAL PINTO (1825–1884), Chilean president, was born at Santiago, Chile. After a diplomatic training in the legation at Rome he learned the practice of administration as intendente of Concepcion, and from 1871 to 1876 was minister of war and marine under Errazuriz. During his term of office as president (1876 to 1881) Pinto had to deal first with a severe financial crisis, and then to conduct the struggle with Peru and Bolivia, in which he displayed great coolness of judgment and devotion to duty.
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